Hydro Ottawa Power Restoration Update

OTTAWA, Sept. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa crews have restored electrical service to more than 17,000 customers after yesterday's severe storms. Around the clock efforts are continuing to restore power to customers affected by numerous outages across the city.

High winds, fallen trees and lightning caused significant damage to the electrical system, including downed power lines.

Hydro Ottawa initiated emergency response procedures immediately following the first storm Friday evening, and crews were deployed across the City on a priority basis, to ensure safety and restore the largest outages first. Crews continue to work around the clock to restore power to all customers as quickly as possible

Hydro Ottawa would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding as restoration efforts continue.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available through the Outage Map at www.hydroottawa.com, and on Hydro Ottawa's 24 hour outage line at 613-738-0188. Outages and electrical emergencies can also be reported at this number.

If customers notice fallen power lines, they should stay a good distance away - at least 10 meters (33 feet). Customers should not attempt to clear away any trees or branches that may be touching a power line. It is recommended that customers call 911 immediately.

About Hydro Ottawa Limited
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 315,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Limited

For further information:

Daniel Séguin
Manager, Media and Public Affairs
Tel: 613 738-5499 ext. 7684
Cell: 613-808-6743
Email: DanSeguin@hydroottawa.com

Rebecca Hickey
Supervisor, Media and Public Affairs
Tel: 613 738-5499 ext. 145
Cell: 613-808-5182
Email: RebeccaHickey@hydroottawa.com

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